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Teams help us blaze brighter: Make a Blazing Laptops Team now!

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on Teams help us blaze brighter: Make a Blazing Laptops Team now!

Greetings! Helen Keller famously said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” As writers, we know that there actually IS a lot we can do alone in our writer’s room, letting our imaginations soar, feeling that out-of-body experience when the pen or keyboard seems to be moving on its own—those rare occasions when we are as one with the muse. And, if you have ever been in a room full of writers, you know that the second part of Helen’s message...

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Unconventional Authors: A Day at ConDorCon by Lily Schultz

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on Unconventional Authors: A Day at ConDorCon by Lily Schultz

Both local authors and those from other states came to San Diego to set up a table at ConDorCon, the longest running fantasy convention in the area. The convention started on March 3rd and runs for two days, wrapping up on the 5th. I was lucky enough to be able to attend the convention on the second day. My first stop was at the Vendor Hall, where I met the people behind Backyard Space Opera, the founders of Isoppie, and representatives from the San Diego chapter...

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Hi Beautiful (Part 2) by Lara Eisenberg

Posted by on Apr 2, 2017 in Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on Hi Beautiful (Part 2) by Lara Eisenberg

 Hi beautiful, So often we look at our bodies from a judgmental, critical way.   We expect it to look and function a certain way.  If it doesn’t serve us the way we want, we often override its messages and resent it. Our journey entails feeling/sensing it from the inside, to know what it needs and feels and to take in the world through our sensory experience.  Our bodies are constantly providing us with information about what it senses and feels and areas of...

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Hi Beautiful –a blog post from Lara Eisenberg

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on Hi Beautiful –a blog post from Lara Eisenberg

Hi beautiful, I wanted to share my journey with you.  My hope is to inspire you and invite you to travel with me:). I grew up in a women objectifying culture. In my own home, on a daily basis, I experienced misogyny and sexist comments.   I saw my Mom lose herself and would often hear her weeping in the middle of the night.  I learned to devalue myself as a women. As a result of this environment: I lost my voice I neglected the calling of my heart I lost my...

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Make Every Word Work for You, Part 2 with Barbara Davenport

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Blog, Craft Talk, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Make Every Word Work for You, Part 2 with Barbara Davenport

Barbara Davenport has a class on Make Every Word Work for You on 3/25!  Sign up now. Write a vomit draft, then clean it up A vomit draft is just about what it sounds like. You need to start the chapter/scene/ essay/ whatever. You have a general idea what you want to say, but you don’t know how to begin. Or you have this beautiful vision in your head of how the scene should work but there are a bunch of specifics that you haven’t worked out. You just start...

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